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Sunday 9 March, 2014 First Sunday in Lent Testing Ourselves

For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)

Welcome Call to Worship Praise:


152 Let us praise God together Let us praise God together, Let us praise Let us praise God together, Him proclaim. He is faithful in all His ways, He is worthy of all our praise, His name be exalted on high. Let us seek God together, Let us pray. Let us seek His forgiveness, As we pray. He will cleanse us from all sin, He will help us the fight to win, His name be exalted on high. Let us serve God together, Let us serve. Let our lives show His goodness, As we work. Christ the Lord is the world’s true light, Let us serve Him with all our might, His name be exalted on high.

Prayer of approach, dedication and Lord’s Prayer Talk

Musical Reflection CH4 558 Lord I lift Your name on high Readings: Psalm 32 (Page 457) Matthew 4: 1-11 (Page 791) Praise:



Romans 5: 12-19 (Page 932)




Testing ourselves

378 Praise to the holiest in the height

641 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

Prayers of Thanksgiving Praise:


259 Beauty for brokenness

Prayers for the World Praise:


511 Your hand, O God, has guided.

Benediction CCL Licence 409105 Scottish Charity No SC015451

Forthcoming Services

Sunday 9 March

6.30pm O.A.K. Evening Service at Crown Terrace Methodist Church Joint Service with the Aberdeen Action Group of the Scottish Bible Society and The Acclamations.

Sunday 16 March

11.00am Morning Worship Second Sunday in Lent Led by Alex McConochie

Sunday 23 March

11.00am Morning Worship Third Sunday in Lent

Sunday 30 March

11.00am Morning Worship Fourth Sunday in Lent Mothering Sunday Church Family News


The Annual Stated Meeting of Aberdeen St. Mark’s Church of Scotland will be held immediately following morning worship today. Minutes of the previous Annual Stated Meeting, and copies of the Annual Accounts for the year ended 31 December, 2013, which will be presented for information are available in the vestibule.


The Aberdeen Action Group of the Scottish Bible Society, and O.A.K. are holding a joint service with the Acclamations Choir this evening in Crown Terrace Methodist Church at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.


The Guild of Friendship meets at 2.15pm tomorrow for an afternoon with Moira and Fred. All welcome.


The Kirk Session meets tomorrow at 7.30pm. Minutes of the last meeting are available for collection in the Deacons’ Room today.


The Strollers meet on Tuesday 11 March at 10.00am outside The TSB, Holburn Junction. All welcome.


Pastoral Care Telephone Calls. Please ensure all pastoral care telephone calls are made during the month of March. Pro forma are available in the Vestibule. Forms should be returned to David Yacamini by 7 April.


A Hearing from God Course is being held in South St. Nicholas Church, Kincorth Circle, Kincorth on 10, 17 and 24 March from 7.30 – 9.00pm. The Course is being led by Rev. Dan Robertson (Cove & S. St. Nicholas), Rev. David Swan (Cove) and Sarah Aitken (Stockethill). Please contact Dan for more details or to confirm a place (T: 01224 878418; M: 07909 840654; E:


Lenten Studies: –


St. Mark’s Life Balance – Session 1 – Time to Pause. Wednesday 12 March at 1.30pm or 7.00pm


Queen Street - Great Hymns and Great Hymn Writers. An opportunity to find out more about favourite hymns by great hymn writers, their lives and what inspired them, at Queen Street Church Chapel on Friday afternoons (2.40pm to 3.40pm). The first talk on Friday, 14 March will be “From Psalms to Hymns: Isaac Watts”.


Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting Glimpses of God: Session 1 – The God who hears our cry – Tuesday, 11 March at 10.30am.


The Big Sleepout will take place this year in Marischal College Car Park on Friday, 21 March from 10.30pm to 7.30am. If you are interested in spending a night under the stars to help homeless people you can register with Bethany Christian Trust on 0131 561 8956; or by e-mailing; or online at 10.

O.A.K. are holding their next special lunch on Thursday, 3 April 11.30am to 1.00pm, in aid of The Jennifer Trust. Tickets (£8) are available from the Café, or from Betty or Malcolm.


Circle of Care Communion. Invitations to the Palm Sunday communion are available for collection today in the vestibule. If you are able to provide transport to and from the communion please add your name to the list in the vestibule.

Please keep us informed: If you know of any member of the Church or a member of their family being in Hospital, please let Rev. Diane, or the Church Office, know as soon as possible, either by telephone (640672) or by e-mail –

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Order of Service for the First Sunday in Lent, 9 March 2014

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